Liberal Hollywood actor Matt Damon made a guest appearance on the premier of the 44th season of “Saturday Night Live,” portraying embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the cold open.
A clearer sign of how desperate Democrats are to oppose President Donald Trump’s nominee cannot be found than an expeditious campaign to influence pop culture to turn the tide against Kavanaugh.
The opening sketch focused on the judge’s performance last week at the hearing held by the Senate Judiciary Committee, beginning with his opening statement — Damon mocked the moral indignation Kavanaugh displayed for effectively being called a rapist by sitting U.S. senators from the Democratic Party.
“Let me tell you this,” Damon-played character said. “I’m going to start at an 11. I’m going to take it to about a 15 real quick. First of all I showed this speech to almost no one — not my family, not my friends. … This is my speech. There are others like it, but this is mine. I wrote it myself last night while screaming into an empty bag of Doritos.”
The irony of the actor taking on the role, given his storied history of palling around with sexual predator Harvey Weinstien, a true threat to women, being off the charts.
But then, Hollywood isn’t much for self perspective.
Damon did do his job as a card-carrying liberal, portraying one of the brightest legal minds in America has a hard-drinking frat boy, a “keg is half-full kind of guy.”
Alex Moffat played Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the committee, and Cecily Strong appeared as Sen. Diane Feinstein, the cutthroat Democrat from California.
The Feinstein character asking Kavanaugh if he had the right temperament to be a Supreme Court justice — this being a furtherance of a Democratic talking point that seized on the nominee displaying anger over the party’s character assassination.
The Kavanaugh character talked about going to Yale and “busting my buns,” closing out with a message the left wants resonating with viewers.
“Am I angry? You’re damn right I am,” he concluded. “But you think I’m angry now, you just wait ’til I get on that Supreme Court because then you’re all going to pay!”
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